Lecture Notes in Physics

The Sun’s Surface and Subsurface

Investigating Shape and Irradiance

Editors: Rozelot, Jean-Pierre (Ed.)

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About this Textbook

Composed of a set of lectures and tutorial reviews, this book stems from a summer school devoted to the gravitational aspects of the sun and their geophysical consequences. Contribitions elaborate on the gravitational distortions of the sun which can be used to gain some knowledge of the sun's interior and surface phenomena but which also influences the sun's irradience and thus ultimately the earth's climate. Last but not least, it is shown that these small distortions constitute a formidable challenge to solar astrometry, and the final part of the book describes the observational difficulties in defining unequivocally the solar diameter.

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"This relatively compact book provides a comprehensive review of the basic principles, methodology, and tools for studying the solar variability. The main focus is on measurements and interpretation of the solar properties rather than on theory. It provides both an excellent introduction to the field and an exciting review of the recent advances in solar observations from the ground and space. [...] The Sun’s Surface and Subsurface is very well written and nicely illustrated. It should be of interest to a broad cross-section of scientists working in solar and solar-terrestrial physics, space weather, and Earth’s climate, and it should be particularly useful to advanced students and young researchers." (EOS 85/3, 2004)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • A Guide to the Book

    Rozelot, Jean-Pierre

    Pages 1-3

  • The Figure of the Sun, Astrophysical Consequences. A Tutorial

    Rozelot, Jean-Pierre (et al.)

    Pages 4-27

  • Helioseismology: A Fantastic Tool to Probe the Interior of the Sun

    Mauro, Maria Pia

    Pages 31-67

  • Detection of Solar Eigenmodes

    Gelly, Bernard

    Pages 68-105

  • Solar Ultraviolet Irradiance: Origins, Measurements, and Models

    Floyd, Linton

    Pages 109-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sun’s Surface and Subsurface
Book Subtitle
Investigating Shape and Irradiance
Editors
  • Jean-Pierre Rozelot
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
599
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-45755-8
DOI
10.1007/3-540-45755-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-44188-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-14411-4
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics